How to Avoid Injury With Proper Bike Fitting

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Whether you are an avid spinner or a weekend cyclist, setting up your bike so that it is specific to your measurements is critical for optimizing your ride and preventing repetitive strain injuries.  In this blog post, I am aiming to touch on some of the key elements to keep in mind when getting ready for your first ride this … Read More

How to Set Up your Home Office to Increase Productivity and Reduce Injury

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Like many of you, our business has shifted over the last few months. Wellness clinics such as ours have pivoted to virtual appointments to serve our community and provide relief to frontline services. There is an interesting aspect to doing virtual assessments that I hadn’t anticipated…I can see inside your home! I had expected to see many of the same … Read More

Optimizing Your Home Exercise for Strength Gains

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Picture this: You are safe in your home, not much around you to lift, push, or pull (aside from your own body weight), but you need to gain, or at least maintain, your current muscular strength because the apocalypse is here and who knows what will come next. Too real right now? Maybe you don’t have this concern (…this blog … Read More

What is the Right Amount of Exercise for YOU!

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I have been working with mothers and children for the better part of my career and there has always been one limiting factor to fully relating to my patients: I am not a mother nor do I have children. But I am passionate about my work and highly value exercise prescription, so if you’ve come to see me in the … Read More

5 Free Ways to Integrate Self Care in Under 5-Minutes

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We’ve been talking about self care a lot this month. One of the reasons it is such an easy topic is that we all absolutely need it yet it can mean something different to everyone giving us a wide range for discussion.  However, because there is no true definition of self care, it makes it easy to use as an … Read More

3 Ways to Make Self Care More Intentional and Impactful in Your Life

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A year ago I wrote a blog about why I was running away from my family and my job and escaping to Panama. Spoiler alert I had run myself thin and escape was a last ditch effort to regain the shreds of myself that didn’t yell unprovoked at her children or resent her job. I would love to tell you … Read More

5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

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’Tis the season to be … down and depressed? You may have heard of a little thing called “Blue Monday” – that is, approximately the third Monday of January may be the most depressing day of the year. By this point, the holiday cheer has worn off, the cold is setting in and new years resolutions have tapered off. But … Read More

New perspectives:  The benefits of strength training on running

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If you actively reading this blog on the regular, you are probably not surprised by my (Jordan’s) topic selection. Predictably, I’d like to discuss the merits of strength training in the context of how it will affect distance running performance. This topic is quite pertinent given the likely rise in runners now on the streets as a result of the … Read More

92% of People Will Fail to Keep Their Resolutions. Here’s How to Make Your’s Stick.

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Right now you are living in the land of good intentions.   Everywhere you look people are declaring their resolutions for success in 2020. It is hard not to get swept up in the momentum as this decade draws to a close.   The reality however is that the inspiring resolutions you are dreaming of will likely never come to … Read More

Does Early Sport Specialization Increase Your Child’s Chances of Making It Big?

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Nothing says the holiday season more than talking about early specialization of sport in youth athletes, am I right?! Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself discussing this issue more and more with parents and coaches. I lead a very exciting life, needless to say. Regardless of whether you are a parent or not, you should be aware of … Read More